In Algeria, notaries ask for land registration rule to be revised
(Ecofin Agency) - On the sidelines of a meeting to discuss the land registration issue, the regional chamber of the notaries of the East denounced archaic land rules saying they are detrimental to the economy. According to El Watan which reported the news, the meeting was organized by the Association of notaries of the Béijaïa notaries.
The legislation denounced here are the decree 76/63 of March 25, 1976 related to land register’s establishment. “The decree 76/63 of March 25, 1976 related to land register’s establishment is outdated and needs to be revised for it was implemented under the command economy, which is no more valid now. It was the only decree not to be revised when the constitution was amended,” said Boukedjar Larbi, coordinator of the notaries of Béjaïa.
“This law penalizes not only any citizen that wishes to rapidly proceed to land property transfer, but the economy as well, in a context of open market. Being obsolete by nature, it leads to delays and impairs the smooth execution of projects related to land property in the framework of transfer at the registration stage which should provide applicants with legal security,” Larbi said.
According to the head of the regional chamber of the notaries of the East, Mezghache Mounir, the meeting is part of training session for Algerian notaries.